TICO Reg. #4023420

Experience the Geography & Culture of Newfoundland  

July 1, 2022 – July 9, 2022 all day

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1: Fri., July 1 – The tour will depart from Orillia at 6:30a.m., Barrie, Bayfield Mall behind Canadian Tire Store at 7:00a.m. & Tour Office at 7:30a.m.  for our shuttle to Pearson International Airport.  (Overnight parking is available at our Tour Office). A free shuttle van service is available from Collingwood, Wasaga Beach & Stayner area upon request with a minimum of 6 passengers and you will be transferred to meet the coach in Barrie.  We will depart on our Air Canada flight at 10:30a.m. to St. John’s, the capital city of Newfoundland arriving at 3:00p.m. local time for a 2-night stay at the Capital Hotel.   A Welcome Dinner awaits our arrival.  (D) 

Day 2: Sat., July 2This morning we will have a guided city tour of St. John’s, which will include Signal Hill & Cape Spear National Historic Site, the most easterly point in North America.  This afternoon we will enjoy the 1.5 hour Gatherall’s Puffin & Whale watching boat cruise which includes viewing the Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to thousands of puffins.  (B)

Day 3: Sun., July 3Today we leave the Avalon Peninsula and head north to explore the Bonavista Loop.  Points of interest will include Cape Bonavista Lighthouse & the Dungeon Provincial Park. We will overnight at Clarenville  or Port Union.   (B & D)

Day 4: Mon., July 4 – Today our route takes us through Terra Nova National Park, with a stop at Joey’s Lookout overlooking Gambo. Our activities in Gander will include a visit to the Silent Witness Memorial, The North Atlantic Aviation Museum, the Gander Airport and the Peacekeeper’s Memorial Park. We will see pieces of the Twin Towers at both the Museum & Airport dedicated to the events of 9/11 before arriving at Sinbad’s Hotel for a 2-night stay. Tonight, we will enjoy meeting our guest speaker, Claude Elliott who is the former Mayor of Gander. Claude is portrayed in the musical “Come from Away”.  We will learn first-hand about the events and efforts of the incredible people of Gander and the surrounding communities during the week that began on September 11 when approximately 6,600 passengers and crew members were diverted to Gander Airport. (B & D)

Day 5: Tues., July 5 – This morning we head north to the beautiful outport community of Twillingate. Today’s activities include a visit to the Twillingate Museum dedicated to Georgia Stirling, the Boat Builders Museum, Long Point Lighthouse & the Boyd Cove Beothuk Museum. This evening we will return to Gander for a group dinner at Rosie’s Restaurant.  (B, L & D)

Day 6: Wed. July 6This morning we will travel through Grand Falls and onto King’s Point for lunch.  We will visit Kings Point Pottery & the Whale Museum before traveling onto Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will marvel at the spectacular ocean scenery, mountains and fjords.  We will be staying at the Ocean View Hotel in Rocky Harbour for 2 nights.  Tonight, is a special treat as we have reserved tickets to enjoy the “Pub Night featuring the Anchors Aweigh Band”.   (B & L)

Day 7: Thurs., July 7 – This morning there will be free time after breakfast to breathe in the salt air and explore the shops and vistas.  We will visit Photographers Lookout before travelling to Norris Point where you will experience an afternoon cruise on beautiful Bonne Bay. (B)

Day 8: Fri., July 8Today will be a leisurely driving day through Gros Morne National Park.  We will have lunch in Woody Point before visiting the new Discovery Centre and taking a short 1 hour guided walk of the famous Tableland Mountains. We will overnight in Corner Brook at the Quality Inn.  An evening group dinner will complete our day.  (B, L & D)

Day 9: Sat., July 9 – All good things must come to an end. Following breakfast we will visit the Railway Society of Newfoundland, home to the Newfie Bullet.  This afternoon we will depart for home from Deer Lake Airport at 2:00p.m. on West Jet arriving into Pearson International Airport at 3:30p.m..  Our Hammond Coach will be there to pick us up and return us to our original departure points. (B)

Tour includes: transfer to Pearson International Airport in Toronto by motor coach, return flights, departure taxes, airport baggage fees round trip, motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 8 nights’ accommodation, hotel taxes, baggage handling for 1 large suitcase each, 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners, National Park pass, 1 boat cruise, 1 UNESCO site, attractions, museum visits and guided tours as listed in the itinerary & HST of 15% in NL. 

Cost per person: Twin $4200.00 & Single $4920.00

An initial deposit of $600 per person is required upon booking.  

A 2nd deposit of $1400.00 is due on February 15 with the balance due in full by May 15, 2022

Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge